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Station for Mounting Backing Pad on Backing Pad Arm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047163D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Daniels, GW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In single-sided flexible disk recording, a backing pad arm holds a backing pad opposite the recording head and presses the flexible disk against the recording head. In the manufacture of the backing pad arm, the backing pad is automatically peeled off a supply tape of backing pads and applied, with its adhesive, to the end of the pad arm. In the automated station, shown above, there are four solenoid-operated backing pad picking arms. Each picking arm includes a solenoid 10 and a vacuum head 12 mounted on the end of the solenoid shaft. Each of the pickers is mounted on a rotary table 14 that has four stop positions. At position 1, a backing pad is picked from supply tape 18. At position 2, the backing pad is applied to the backing pad arm 16. At positions 3 and 4, no work is done by the picking arms.

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Station for Mounting Backing Pad on Backing Pad Arm

In single-sided flexible disk recording, a backing pad arm holds a backing pad opposite the recording head and presses the flexible disk against the recording head. In the manufacture of the backing pad arm, the backing pad is automatically peeled off a supply tape of backing pads and applied, with its adhesive, to the end of the pad arm. In the automated station, shown above, there are four solenoid-operated backing pad picking arms. Each picking arm includes a solenoid 10 and a vacuum head 12 mounted on the end of the solenoid shaft. Each of the pickers is mounted on a rotary table 14 that has four stop positions. At position 1, a backing pad is picked from supply tape 18. At position 2, the backing pad is applied to the backing pad arm 16. At positions 3 and 4, no work is done by the picking arms. Before a picking arm enters position l, its solenoid has retracted head 12. At position 1, the solenoid is actuated to press vacuum head 12 against a backing pad on supply tape 18. Vacuum is applied to the head 12 and the picking arm begins to rotate towards position 2. At the same time, the supply tape 18 is indexed forward so that the tape moves with the head 12. As head 12 rotates away from tape 18, the head peels the backing pad off tape 18. Before the picking arm reaches station 2, solenoid 10 is actuated to retract the head. When the picking arm is at station 2, the solenoid is actuated to push head 12 with th...